Essay On Aboriginal Access To Health Care

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Canada is known for its amazing healthcare and it is considered one of the best in the world. In Canada, healthcare is ‘universal’ to its citizens under the Heath Care Act. However, not everyone has equal access to healthcare, Aboriginals being some of them. Aboriginals have trouble getting the access they need because of socio-economic status, geography, lack of infrastructure and staff, language or cultural barriers an more.

Aboriginals on reserve face many barriers when it comes to access to healthcare, they include cost, language, distance, climate, education and more. Distance and population results in a unreasonable cost lowering professionals and services accessed on reserves. The low amount of professionals on reserves and the low education levels make early diagnosis and treatment unlikely because of the lack of knowledge actor …show more content…

The Europeans caused Aboriginals to have health problems because of all the unknown germs, food and cultures that they brought over with them and that we as Canadians are denying people of healthcare because we don’t want to drive all the way to a reserve to help a ill person and that we as Canadians would rather let a person die than try to understand what they are trying to say. In short, we as Canadians are disgusting for letting innocent people who we basically trapped on a little remote piece of land to die of illness because we wont give them the proper healthcare that they need or

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